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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Jigger \Jig"ger\, n. [See Jig, n. & v.]
1. One who, or that which, jigs; specifically, a miner who
sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging; also, the
sieve used in jigging.
(a) A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which
earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's
(b) A template or tool by which vessels are shaped on a
(a) A light tackle, consisting of a double and single
block and the fall, used for various purposes, as to
increase the purchase on a topsail sheet in hauling it
home; the watch tackle. --Totten.
(b) A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl. [New Eng.]
(c) A supplementary sail. See Dandy, n., 2
4. A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining
leather; same as Jack, 4
5. A small glass or measuring vessel holding 11/2 ounces (45
ml), used mostly for measuring liquor or drinking whiskey;
also, the quantity of liquid held in a jigger.
6. A thingamajig. [Colloq.]
Jigger mast. (Naut.)
(a) The after mast of a four-masted vessel.
(b) The small mast set at the stern of a yawl-rigged boat.
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